"I have no doubt that I can get the people who vote for Senator Clinton. ... It's not clear that Senator Clinton can get all the people I'm getting," Barack Obama said.
It comes down for Democrats, according then to Obama whether or not voters are motivated by issues, or by Hillary Clinton. Issue voters, he is implying, with go to him, and not vice versa. She will not get Obama supporters.
That's a bold claim, and it might be true. It likewise suggests against Obama that his supporters are fickle about issues, willing to support him but not her, meaning they prefer Republican stands on issues (Iraq, gun control, prolife and so forth).
In other words, in a strange way, Barack Obama thinks his supporters will be like the way Anne Coulter views Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney supporters. She says she'll back Hillary Clinton rather than John McCain.
No one votes for anyone's issues anymore. They either vote against someone, or for someone's image.
Go figure. I'm lost.